I’ve never been to Japan. I’ve wanted to since I can remember, but I’ve yet to make the trip. Instead, I throw myself into Japanese culture. Manga, Anime, J-RPGs and books on Ninja can be found throughout my house. While it’s great to read about Ninja, the next step in becoming Japanese was to familiarise with the surroundings (and of course, the mafia). That’s where Yakuza 6: The Song of Life comes in.Read More »
I’ve not been much of a Superman fan. I’ve always found him too goody-goody. He’s a moral alien trying to protect the planet he lives on. As such, I’ve only kept an eye on his world in Action Comics. One character however, has been playing on my mind for years; Mr Oz. The Oz Effect brings together years of questions and lays it all on the table. That’s right comic book fans, we finally get to find out who Mr Oz is! Not here though. You gotta buy the book if you want those kind of spoilers.
They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard! Well, not really but I am taking Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor off my list. That’s right, another game has fallen, and I thought I’d tap out a few words on the experience. It’s one of the younger titles on my list, since it was bought for me over Christmas. Why has it taken me years to pick this up? Well I distrusted reviews that said it was better than the PlayStation 2 classic – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.Read More »
I’ve been a Sonic fan since I picked up a controller. From the chimes of SEGA to the opening drum beats of the first game, I was hooked. Going fast was all I wanted to do. Each Mega Drive instalment was devoured after school or on weekends. Always after homework… I thought this could last forever. However, that wasn’t to be. The last 20 years (it’s really been that long), has been a frustrating time for fans of the Blue Blur. The 3D era hasn’t been kind. So, after years of anger at terrible gimmicks, glitches and anger fuelled rants about Big the sodding Cat, we arrive at Sonic Mania.Read More »
Gaming is a brilliant hobby. One where you can enjoy different worlds, play through countless stories or forge a unique path through hours of exploration. At times, you might be overwhelmed by a boss or puzzle and walk away to the next adventure while the game festers in a pile of shame (or shelf of sorrow).
I’ve only got back into reading recently. I don’t want to bore you with the details, so I’ll give you the short version. After not having a “Beach holiday” (sitting by a pool until your skin looks like Mr Krabs) for about 5 years, I’d forgotten how good reading was. Instead, I’d immerse myself in either virtual worlds. It was a stress relief, after a long day of work there’s nothing better than incinerating fools.
This week, I’ve been revisiting my youth. The first 3 series of Power Rangers are out in the wild and I’ve been reliving what it was like as 5-year-old Joe. Minus the running around a playground. Breaking into the school in the middle of the night to fight Putties is frowned upon. That’s right. It’s Morphin’ Time!Read More »
Last weekend, a few friends decided to have a little get together. We’ve had nights like this before where the alcohol has flown and we settle in for a movie binge or a friendly game of Cards Against Humanity. This time, we decided to have a throw-back session of Pokémon movies. The first three to be exact. Let me tell you something, watching Pokémon as a drunk adult is as traumatic than watching it in the cinema 20 years ago.Read More »
Shock statement time: I haven’t been reading comics for very long. Let me refine that; I haven’t been following comics for a long time. I have read comics since I was a young whipper-snapper but I didn’t keep up the hobby as it were. With the rise of the comic book blockbusters and various TV shows, I thought I’d give it a bash.Read More »